Trump's Jerusalem Move Proves US Unable to Ever Be 'Honest Mediator' - Rouhani

Aaron Brown
December 15, 2017

"Islamic countries should unanimously emphasize their principled position in opposing the recent US move in talks with partners of the USA, especially European countries", Rouhani said during his speech at an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul.

"The wrong decision of the United States president to relocate the USA embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds was a rude decision as Quds does not only belong to a nation or a geographic region".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday all Muslim nations should work together to defend the rights of Palestinians following Donald Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"The Zionist movements should be continuously monitored and the OIC should meet if necessary to take the measures at the level of ministers or heads of the states", the president noted. "From the easternmost parts of Indonesia, to the westernmost regions of Morocco, all Muslims stood up against the move and condemned the act".

Rouhani also said the USA has never been an honest mediator.

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"If Muslims maintain their unity and their dignity, this could be a great victory for Muslims and for the region", Rouhani told reporters in Tehran before boarding his plane to Turkey.

This step caused a fierce reaction from Muslims around the world, including protests in the city itself. "They must condemn this move in all worldwide bodies, particularly the United Nations". ".We want the United States to turn back from its mistake". "Washington was assuming the issue of Palestine is forgotten; therefore they occupied the land of Palestine for seventy years", added the Iranian president.

The announcement prompted harsh worldwide warnings that it would bring more chaos to the Middle East region.

The US declaration inflamed the conflict and provoked what has been described as the third intifada (uprising), leading to ongoing confrontations between Israeli forces and protesters in Beit-ul-Moqaddas, West Bank and Gaza, which have left a few people dead and hundreds injured.

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